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Wilson Creek

Asheville, NC
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Ranked #51 of 84 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Group tours/day tour, White-water rafting
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I did the long scenic nature hike on the Harper Creek trail. It's about 8 miles of loop with the awesome view of the South Harper Falls, and several pools to swim in. This place is beautiful and wild. The trail is not very difficult in terms of the terrain but can be tricky finding the route depending on what... More

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Asheville,NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This location is at least a 1 hour drive from Asheville. Maybe it's something to check out while visiting Lenoir or Spruce Pine.

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Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I love visiting Wilson's Creek. They're are amazing views from every angle. I actually had my senoir pictures done at Wilson's. The only thing I dislike is, the trash that lies everywhere

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Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I have been going to Wilson Creek My entire life and have enjoyed it's many wonders! From tubing to camping it has been my retreat! I have been privileged to work at Betsey's Ole Country Store and Cabin Rentals this past summer. Other reviews have said this place needs cleaning and it would be helpful if everyone took out their... More

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch and relax on the river bank or on a huge river rock!

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NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 via mobile

This place is so amazing I hate to review it and tell others about it for fear it will become overcrowded one day.

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North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

Get a map. You can get lost in this place. Harper Creek falls has a great swimming hole for the summer months. Being only a short hike to it from the parking area, it does not feel "remote" here on some summer weekends. There is a steep descent down from the trail to the water. When I was there last,... More

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Statesville, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

After viewing the North Carolina Weekend spot on PBS about Wilson Creek, my family planned a day trip to play in the water. The rapids were a great time, however there was a lot of garbage left behind from previous visitors. Dirty diapers, beer cans, lunchables containers were every where. The remains of numerous campfires were also present. The rapids... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

North of Morganton, in the Pisgah National Forest, start at the Brown Mountain Beach Recreation area. Gravel road follows along this great river gorge. There are many places to get out of your car and get on the river. Bring your swimsuit & towel and have a great day.

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